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>> darya: 60 a.m. top stories at this hour dozens of more cases have been dismissed that were handled by san francisco officers accused of conducting illegal searches. >> mark: today is supposed to be the deadline for governor brown
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to send california budget on its white. now he does not have the lawmakers he needs as he is trying to get some critical votes. we will tell you more. >> darya: for some good news, caltrans writers of short term solution could to prevent drastic cuts. kron 4 morning news starts now. >> live from the bay area new station, this is the kron 4 morning news. >> mark: thursday march 10th, 2011. >> darya: as sig alert issued along the peninsula george is tracking that. >> george: it was a solo vehicle crash, the accident first been reported in the 5:00 a.m. our the vehicle did strike the sound walls, but also included was a
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motorcycle. sadly the driver is likely killed in crash. to lanes are blocked right now, maybe the two left lanes. we will know the details when will tran reports to us. he is on route to the scene. for now the traffic has backed up to highway 92. even though it is early in the morning when you take away that many lanes it is likely to have a bigger impact. and in past of this san mateo bridge, westbound direction also 92. 2 80 is your best bet to completely avoid the problem. because this is reported as a fatal accident, a supervisor is being summeresummd
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along with the corner. the bay bridge westbound, problems here, an easy ride in the next 30 minutes we will see the meter lights activated. if you're in san francisco headed for the peninsula, we will have an easy ride out of town. whether your inbound, or if you're headed off the upper deck of the bay bridge to southbound 1 01. >> darya: 6:03 a.m. all warning to berkeley students a woman walking on campus was attacked. it happened tuesday night on the pathway near the sciences. the man was following her, when she turned around a man exposed himself. when she turned to leave he grabbed her in touch her inappropriately. she screamed and the man took off.
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described as a black male early 20s, 5 ft. 10, 1 65 lbs.. he was wearing out red baseball cap. >> mark: the latest on the budget battle, lawmakers have been asked to delay a vote on the budget. he said a deadline for today to get it done, now he hopes to convince a few more lawmakers to put the tax extensions on the june ballot for a vote. brown said he is a few lawmakers short of the two- thirds majority he needs. cal train riders may not have to deal with a drastic service cuts, executives are working on a plan to save the morning and evening commutes. >> will: tell train is staring at a $30 million budget shortfall, this new plan calls for fair, and parking increases as well as renegotiating current contracts with amtrak. that
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should raise 10 million, the other 20 million would come from an east from many sources using money from the maintenance funds, people behind this project, they believe the proposed service cuts from a few weeks ago, maybe they won't have to be so deep. we will wait and see. will tran kron 4 news. >> darya: san francisco district attorney's office is dismissing 57 more cases and possibly more. in connection with the allegation of misconduct. in the past week these four videos have surfaced, the investigator show might show officers breaking the law. these four videos appeared to contradict what the officers wrote in their pleas reports. and what they said in court testimony about drug busts in
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december and january. the a says his office has identified 57 cases involving the eight officers involved in this controversy. in light of accusations the officers may have broken a lot during the rest they must drop those cases. 57 cases total there, 10 on tuesday, one dismissed on monday. d.a. says more could be coming as this continues. >> darya: bay area weather with rain on the way. >> louisa: it looks like we could escape the morning commute without rain, keeping the best chance of showers in for this morning. notice all the cloud cover here, it is moving in. a gorgeous shot for mount tam camera. light rain today and cooler temperatures this often compared to yesterday. the next chance of rain moves in this weekend. here's a look at storm
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tracker for, that front is pushing and bringing rain right now up into the northern portion of the state. we are seeing some showers along i 80, even to highway 50 as well. future cast 4 shows us by 10:00 a.m. a better chance of rain in the north bay, we could see moderate downpour's with this as well. once the move south it weakens a bit picking up sprinkles on the east bay and the peninsula. moore's body in nature of maybe even some drizzle into the afternoon. unstable weather continues through the afternoon. by the evening better chance of drying out. current temperatures mountainview 46, 48 in oakland, by the afternoon warming up and to the mid-60s and some of the warmer spots. drying out friday, saturday
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chance of rain on sunday. >> darya: 6:07 a.m. we will be back with more of a couple of minutes. san mateo bridge right now, visibility is good, traffic is moving well. we will be right back. [ jerry ] look at this! you got a state-of-the-art man-cave, but the savings account of a cave-man! hey sports fans check this out. [ beep ] oops, my bad. earn more with interestplus savings at that's new school banking, baby! ooh, 3-d! instead of earning bupkus, your savings could be earning three times the national average! three times more.
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>> darya: 60 7:00 a.m. more people applied for unemployment last week just one week after applications had fallen to their lowest level in three years. new claims rose by 26,000 to unadjusted 397,000, the latest report is the week of the president's holiday. the country's trade deficit has widened to $46 million. it has
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been pushed along with the surge of oil prices. the deficit increased 15% in january, imports fourows. when imports out d >> mark: democratic lawmakers are headed back to the state capitol today. the state's republican senators found the way to vote without the democrats to and the collective bargaining rights they went ahead with the vote by removing the budget related items from the bill. it allowed them to vote for the bill without a quorum. that brought over 7000 protesters. some of them are here. they will vote on it today, it will go to the governor for final approval. it is not clear if the vote is
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binding. >> darya: we will be back with more of a couple of minutes. an update on your hot spot along the peninsula as you can see as sig alert. lanes are blocked northbound 1 01 and george will sig alert. lanes are blocked northbound 1 01 and george will tell you how it affects you. commercial myself, ts at home. it's really easy and i can pass the savings onto you. okay, ready for the food part? check it out. my warm and flaky croissant sandwiches. supreme or sausage. both made with fresh egg and melting cheese. you get 2 for just 3 bucks okay, i'm back, whoa- oh, i am so ready for this recession to be over.
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>> james: this just in british police say it terminal at london's heathrow airport has been evacuated due to a security report. they are speaking to an individual and looking at an item found. according to the airport no flights are affected just yet. >> darya: 6:16 a.m. all look at the traffic, george you are working hot spots. >> george: here on the
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peninsula 1 01 northbound, a report of what was originally described as a solo accident, a vehicle into the sound wall. it turned out there was a motorcycle also involved in this crash. sadly it is reported the motorcyclist was killed. the corner has been summoned to the scene. this is a live video yoli is on the scene. it appears the two left plans are blocked is that right? >> reporter: the three left lanes, this is where the accident is, the corner has just arrived. the body is on the scene. they are addressing that, in the meantime they do have the three left lanes cut off. traffic is really backing up at this point. >> george: yoli have you heard anything? have you talked to the police to get details about the circumstances?
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>> reporter: they are in the process of trying to figure that out right now. i did speak with chp and he said he would get back to me. he is trying to figure out what happened here. he will address those issues hopefully contest 15 minutes. >> george: again, 101 northbound no. of peninsula avenue, the back up is at least 92. depending on how long it takes to clear this crash, this could affect the right of the san mateo bridge an offer of 92 eastbound. as well as backing up traffic through san mateo. your best bet is completely avoid 101. before much longer the back up will be south of the 92 interchange. you could cutback
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over on 1 01 at 380 or take 2 80 all the way into san francisco. currently this san mateo bridge looks good no problems here. you see the changeable message sign indicating the accident is on 101 affecting drivers coming off the san mateo bridge. interstate 80 your ride around the berkeley curve out towards the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights were not activated as of the beginning of this report they could be turned on at any moment now. no back up to the bay bridge toll plaza. let's get a check on the weather. >> louisa: we have wet weather, fortunately it will make it to your morning commute. right now mount tam the sun is rising, you see the clouds octant, we will continue to see increasing clouds, chance of rain this morning. right now san francisco
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50 degrees your highs today will be 58. right now all the wet weather stay to the north of us, continuing to sag southward as that front pushes and. we are picking up sprinkles to the high country, rain, snow mix along 80, showers along highway 50. future cast 4 sprinkle shby 10:0 a.m., moderate downpours through point reyes, by 11:00 a.m. the peninsula east bay could be affected picking up some light rain continuing through the afternoon. notice how loses strength, we will expect a drizzle through the afternoon, better chance of drawing by the evening. your temperatures in the '40's, 39 degrees for napa,
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49 san francisco, temperatures upper 40's and the south bay. your highs mid-50s we will dry l friday, saturday and more rain on sunday. >> i need security if you don't get security on: 911. >> mark: the district about its six-one to lay off layoff notices to 538 staff members to deal with the $12 million deficit. half the layoffs will go to 231 kincardine 358 grade teachers. says ed will be the hardest to get along with social studies. it will be months before they will find out whether they have a job because of the uncertainty with the state budget. alameda of voters said yes on measure a. a parcel
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tax to help with education. they may still consider some cuts. >> darya: we will be back with more couple of minutes. mt. tam camera, showing you the clouds, some showers possibly and then cloudy day for friday. we
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>> george: welcome back to kron 4 morning news 6:25 a.m. a major hot spot on the peninsula. one no one northbound san mateo. you are looking at just a few of the chp vehicles in attendance at a fatal accident that occurred here just about one hour ago. traffic is solid backed up with the three left hand lanes blocked. take a look at the back up here, reaching highway 92 but
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it is reaching onto highway 92. as we forecast is backing up the traffic coming off the san mateo bridge. because this is a fatal accident, an investigation is involved, the earliest opening is one hour from now. this will be a major bottleneck for the peninsula affecting one no one and 280 as well. >> darya: think you george. 6:26 a.m. we are waiting for lindsay lohan should return to court today for the grand theft case appeared she is not expected to accept a plea. number one she is saying they are not expecting a plea deal because it has guaranteed jail time, no. to the word is maybe there will be a continuance to give lindsay more time to think about this deal. if she takes the deal, because of the probation violation she could do as little as three
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months. if she doesn't take the deal, she is looking at a trial where she risks going to jail for six months or more. so this is the latest for the 24 year- old actress who has been on probation for drunk driving in 2007. now the controversy over the necklace theft, she said she just walked out, it could of been an accident, all alone. in the way she says it was not stolen. charlie sheen's life may be taking a comedic turn. the blue water, x strip will track the career path all the way up and down, and where everything is now. with the recent outburst. it will chronicle all of that included a his battle
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with the so-called improbably the goddesses as well. it's probably not for the kids. you can pre order it online, it's available at, at bookshops as well. the title is a infamous charlie sheen. >> mark: we will be right back charlie sheen. >> mark: we will be right back this morning news continues. i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru.
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>> james: the ringing of the opening bell, we are headed for lower open, taking their lead from the european trading is looked after china had net trade deficit, and spain's credit rating was lowered one notch. a slight the workers then expected employment claims was slightly lower than expected. >> darya: the time now 6:30 a.m., george has a hot spot. you say it's getting worse.
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>> louisathis is a major >> george: this is an early problem, the time they plan on opening this is one hour from now. this is san mateo near peninsula avenue, the three left hand lanes are blocked. we will get back to the back up after will tran who is on the scene. >> will: good morning, chp is here, you said one hour, but i talked with an officer he did not give me a timetable on how long this will remain shut down. to left lanes, on the 1 01 northbound, formation, the scene is still here, this happened a short time ago when a car number 1 lane fell asleep at the wheel, hit the media and, calling causing the car to be disabled. several
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other cars can along included a motorcyclist, he probably did not see it may be going too fast. however that motorcyclist probably fell to the ground after avoiding the disabled car, it looks like he was run over. the traffic is slowly being diverted to the two right lanes, on northbound. it took me at least, 35 minutes to go about 2 mi., the backups started on 92, all four lanes stop at that time, it has slowly trickle ahead, during my drive here, it got really slow. you see these two cars, they had to get through the no. 1 labor force in traffic to move over. that caused more confusion and congestion. very slow going, just to avoid this altogether if
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you can. we do not have a timetable on when this will be backed up. we will leave you with the shot, the people of youron the overpass. >> george: as will observes you could see traffic moving at the scene, in the back up it has completely stopped in all four lanes. this is an area to avoid, use 2 80 instead, again the earliest opening suggested 7:30 a.m.. that was a guest made at the traffic management center. we will keep you apprised. we will know as soon as lanes are reopened. 2 80 is your best alternate. the back up is towards hillsdale toward. the by
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bridge the backup is forming for the west bound ride, in the south bay 101 northbound light traffic heading past the guadalupe parkway under drive towards 237. as get a weather check. >> louisa: it looks like this sprinkles will not set in until after the morning commute. right now your shot from downtown san francisco looks pretty calm. we are expecting wet weather today, just like rain. cooler temperatures on tap compared yesterday, the next shot of rain moves in on the weekend. the wet weather is situated to the north watching a friend at this hour push on in. wet weather pushing all the way down to california, continuing to move south. in the sierra right now getting ran along a i 80, highway 50 of 80. continuing to watch the chance
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of showers increase by late morning. by 9:00 a.m. showers affecting the north bay we could get moderate downpours. better chance through the east bay and through the delta around 11:00 a.m. around the afternoon it breaks apart losing intensity, leaving us with a bit of a drizzle in the afternoon. better chance of drying out by the evening hours. temperatures in the '40's, 39 in napa, 48 degrees in san francisco. 7 day around the bay shows temperature mid-60's today, after the rain moves out, we will stay dry friday mostly cloudy saturday the rain since it into next week. >> mark: big drop for the dow jones down 159 points. 1.3% right now on nasdaq off 37, reports coming out showing a widening of the trade deficit
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with the spike in oil prices, and jobless claims. the number of as we are seeing the dow at 12,046. another story the gaming director of oaks card club in emeryville, the two clubs rated last week has been charged with moving millions of dollars through his personal accounts. they say he made nearly 400 deposits totaling $3 million. he was one of 14 people arrested, structuring monetary transaction to avoid detection he did not enter a plea. >> darya: authorities and alameda has required recovered some of the ashes, to lawrence were stolen, there were stolen from a church prior to his funeral. what happened was a family put a backpack and left it there. there were two runs
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and they're getting ready for the funeral services. and then somebody took the backpack. they don't know if the thief was aware of what was in there. caltrans riders might not face drastic service cuts that had been feared. executives are working on a plan to save the morning and evening commute. there might still be increasing parking, the fees for that and fares. they have to deal with this $30 million shortfall. >> mark: foods networks for lamborghini has been spotted. it's definitely not hard to spot. in the first solid leads lamborghini gallardo sports car stolen from a car dealership early tuesday was recorded tooling across the golden gate bridge, into tiburon and back out again. security cameras in both locations reportedly filmed the car early tuesday after it was stolen in the pre-dawn hours by a thief who rappelled with climbing ropes into a bentley, lamborghini, lotus dealership on van ness avenue in san francisco. it wasn't hard to spot for those perusing the footage, considering the bright- yellow, $200,000-plus convertible has one of the world's most distinctively sleek designs. the car belongs to celebrity chef and game show host guy fieri of santa rosa.
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several reports by people who believed they saw the car tuesday in different locations in san francisco, including outside the mariposa yacht club near china basin. back with more it couple of minutes.
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>> darya: we are watching the dow is off by 8 t. down 187 right now, trading at 12,025. we are seeing this because of the report on unemployment, also on rested libya, we are keeping an eye on that. we have some good news numbers released from today show of foreclosures are down from last month. they are way down from this time the last year. they fell 14% in february, from the month before and a whopping 27 percent down from 2010. the year over year drop is the biggest ever recorded. they say these numbers may be too
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good to be true. experts say because of lawsuits and increased regulations the mortgage industry is slowing down its ability to process foreclosures. >> mark: we will be right back as the news continues. programming change to tell you about this friday we will be running nbc programming because nbc will be airing the giants game. at 8:00 p.m. you can watch "who do you think you are?" followed by "monk" at 9:00 p.m. and the kron4 news at 11:00 p.m. and doctor phil can be seen at 3:00 p.m. we will be right back. [ ryan ] i got this new citi thankyou card
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joining will now chp as we find out more about this accident this morning. >> will: you see the cars moving, this is the only place you even see the tire is moving. we hear now, the traffic has backed up behind 92. i was stuck in traffic for 35 minutes just going to miles. it was basically parking northbound 101. it will continue to be like that for the next hour or so as chp removes the person that died in the accident. as well as doing the investigation. they are trying to remove this scene, clearing this out as soon as possible. joining me now is curtis with the chp. >> 5:10 a.m., a toyota corolla last struck the center divide northbound. after that we
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believe a couple of minutes later second collision between a motorcycle, and a big rig. and a third vehicle. we're not sure if the motorcyclist was seen, so we are trying to determine what happened. >> will: what caused the car to stop? >> we believe the driver fell asleep, and she struck the wall. >> will: as far as this, we see no. 1, no. 2, no. 3 lane shutdowns. how long. >> 30-45 minutes from now the corner is here, we are collecting evidence from the scene. >> will: even after it is reopened how soon will you think this turn to normal. traffic has backed up, beyond 92, the letter on even as firs palo alto warning people to stay away.
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>> we suggest alternate routes if you can change your commute this morning, we're not sure how long we will be here, we hope to have it open suit, >> reportersoon. >> will: my advice is stay away from this area. frustration is mounting, i saw cars trying to cut across to. people from their hands in the year while they were behind the wheel of the car, just a lot of backing up, more people is are arriving at the scene. people had to move over to allow chp and the corner to get closer to the scene. that is causing frustration to build as well. >> george: i will amend your recommendation, suggesting motorists tried to cut over 2
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80 well before 92. the back up is already beyond 9211 01 northbound. use 2 80 instead. officer police mentioned the message signs are being activated as far south as palo alto, they are also activated here on the san mateo bridge. you can see it at the toll plaza max and then on 1 01 northbound left came lanes are blocked. that's why the traffic is affected on 92 in the westbound direction margins 1 01. at the bay bridge westbound ride is still, i was going to sasay still looks good but thiss a quick build to the back up, the meter lights have been only activated for 30 minutes. the peninsula remains are a hot spot. that is 101 northbound,
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use 2 80 to get around. a check on whether. >> louisa: it looks like the wet weather will hold off, bring down oakland temperatures sitting in the '40's, as we take it through the afternoon which warmer way up and to 58. high temperature of 60 today, back down to 50 by 8:00 p.m. in terms of wet weather, what we watch as a friend, it continues to push an, as it does so increases the chances of wet weather this morning. right now already picking up what showers along 2 80 and 50. snow levels will stay high throughout the day today by 9:00 a.m. we could pick up sprinkles along the peninsula and the space as well. as we head into the afternoon it tries to break apart losing intensity.
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a better chance of drizzle in the afternoon, it will taper off as we head towards evening hours. right now temperatures in the '40's for the most part, by the afternoon that highs in to the '50s, '60s spirit 58 degrees in san francisco, also in the san rafael. temperatures reduce bay into the low 60s. mid-60's down in the south bay. you're 7 day around the bay shows after the wet weather moves through we will dry out on your friday. that wet weather kicks than by the end of the weekend. >> james: a couple of stories here, offers the markets. starks are down sharply after the gunmen reports and a rise in unemployment claims and a jump in the trade deficit. it is down 160, it was down two
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200 minutes ago. the nasdaq is also steeply negative. following to the latest coming out of washington d.c., a live picture out of the homeland's security committee. a hearing into the. it was jim beam by peter king of new york, he promises not to demonize anyone but he says a look at it is trying to recruit america moslems to create terror. as you might imagine some in the muslim community are challenging the congressman to back up his claims. we will keep an eye and you're on this. 6:52 a.m. be back with more moment. @
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>> mark: an update on our major hot spot 101 northbound has lanes blocked after fatal motorcycle accident. it is backed up be on 92.
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>> darya: the 7 day around the bay forecast, some showers today, and then we cleared out for tomorrow, it is cooler, high of 62. the clouds roll back in hanging over the weekend. don't forget to set the clocks for, you want to make sure you are there monday morning when there is another chance of rain. taking a peek at the numbers, so far a horrible on wall street. down 175 trading at 12,038. >> mark: the public is seeing color photographs of this san francisco 1906 earthquake aftermath. this is from the smithsonian's national museum of history. two pictures from our roof top from van ness avenue, reason there are two pictures they were meant to be seen in three dimensions even though
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they're taken in 1906. if you want to see these pictures you can see them at we will be right back as the morning news continues. the latest on our hot spot coming up the fatal accident that occurred about two hours ago the latest on the investigation, when this will be cleared, and the back up.
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